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Jersey: The Trusts Law 2018 – An insight

By Siobhan Riley, Andreas Kistler The Trusts (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Law 2018 (the Amendment Law), which came into force on 8 June 2018, reÊnes and further enhances Jersey’s trusts legislation, the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 (the Law). Since its introduction in 1984, the Law has been amended and updated periodically, the last changes having been made […]

Trust legislation in Guernsey

By Russell Clark Much of Guernsey’s economic success over the past 50 years or so has been largely due to its adaptability and flexibility to react to changing market situations and conditions. This adaptability is no better illustrated than by the island’s willingness to amend and review legislation to ensure that it retains its position within […]

Jersey lodges the draft Taxation Law 201

Jersey has lodged the draft Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 201- (the “Law”). The Law, once adopted, is intended to meet the commitment made by Jersey to address certain concerns raised by the EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation (the “Code Group”) in relation to the need for relevant businesses to […]

Bulgaria: Companies required to register their beneficial owners by February 2019

By Gergana Roussinova Companies have until 1 February 2019 to register their beneficial owners in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and Register for Non-profit Legal Persons (the “Commercial Register“). This obligation comes as a result of the adoption of a new Law on the measures against money laundering in March this year (the “AML Law“). Who is obligated under […]

Importance of prohibition on the collateral use of disclosed documents

By Sonia Tolaney, Sandy Phipps CPR 31.22 provides that disclosed documents may be used only for the purpose of the proceedings in which they were disclosed without the consent of the disclosing party or the Court’s permission. It is well established that this rule, known as the collateral use prohibition, applies both to the disclosed documents themselves […]

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Collyer Bristow’s employment and corporate and commercial teams are hosting an interactive seminar, based on a real-life case study, on how best to deal with threats to your business from former employees. The firm will look at why contractual post-termination restrictions commonly fail and the steps you can take to improve their enforceability. It will […]

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King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin is to shut down its Berlin operations, as two of its three partners exit to launch their own boutique. Corporate venture capital partners Frank Vogel and Jan Dirk Heerma are set to leave the firm to set up their own venture capital transactional boutique. The outpost’s only other partner, […]

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Mannheimer sees turnover dip on back of sluggish M&A market

Scandinavia’s biggest firm, Mannheimer Swartling, has recorded a decrease in revenue for the 2013 year following a sluggish corporate market in its home jurisdiction of Sweden. The firm has reported a 1 per cent fall in revenue, from SEK1.13bn in 2012 to SEK1.119bn (£105m) last year – or a fall from €132.7m to €126.4m when an […]

No5 Chambers’ Claire van Overdijk joins attorney-general’s London C panel

Claire van Overdijk of No5 Chambers has been appointed to the attorney-general’s London C panel of junior counsel to the Crown. Her appointment commenced in March 2014 for a period of five years. This follows her prior appointment (since 2010) to the attorney-general’s regional (Midlands) panel of junior counsel to the Crown, during which time […]

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